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hypertension

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noun hy·per·ten·sion \ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-shən\

Simple Definition of hypertension

  • medical : high blood pressure

Full Definition of hypertension

  1. 1 :  abnormally high blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure

  2. 2 :  the systemic condition accompanying high blood pressure

Examples of hypertension

  1. He's being treated for hypertension.



Origin of hypertension

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1893

Rhymes with hypertension


HYPERTENSION Defined for Kids

hypertension

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noun hy·per·ten·sion \ˌhī-pər-ˈten-shən\

Definition of hypertension

  1. :  a medical condition marked by abnormally high blood pressure




Medical Dictionary

hypertension

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noun hy·per·ten·sion \ˈhī-pər-ˌten-chən\

Medical Definition of hypertension

  1. 1:  abnormally high arterial blood pressure that is usually indicated by an adult systolic blood pressure of 140 mm Hg or greater or a diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or greater, is chiefly of unknown cause but may be attributable to a preexisting condition (as a renal or endocrine disorder), that typically results in a thickening and inelasticity of arterial walls and hypertrophy of the left heart ventricle, and that is a risk factor for various pathological conditions or events (as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, end-stage renal disease, or retinal hemorrhage)—see essential hypertension, secondary hypertension, white coat hypertension

  2. 2:  a systemic condition resulting from hypertension that is either symptomless or is accompanied especially by dizziness, palpitations, fainting, or headache





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